Most of my running would probably be in sheltered waters, but I also want something I can run in the Atlantic...provided the weather is decent.
If money were no object, I'd go with a Zodiac 350 and a 15hp Mercury. But, from what I'm seeing, I can get a 310 for about $800 and a 350 for $1350. The 350 is about 14" longer than the 310 and 7" wider. But, they do rate it the 350 for five adults and the 310 foe 4.
My family is my wife and I and our two kids; one 11 and one 7. But, I'd like to be able to bring along one kids' friend so there'd be two adults and three kids possibly. Now, by weight rating, we're totally fine with the 310. But for adults allowed in the boat, the 350 has it over the 310.
I just want to be safe. But, I owe the gov this year on my taxes and so the additional 60% of price to step up to the 350 from the 310 is a lot. Maybe I just tell my kids that if they want to bring a friend, mommy has to stay on the shore
Yeah, I'm real popular with her.....
I wish the 350 was $100 more than the 310 and not $500 more..... hence the dilema....
Anyway, I've never owned an inflatable before. I just want to buy something good and not some cheap junker that lasts one season and disentigrates.....I've heard nothing but good about Zodiac.